1. Liz Cosline

    Liz Cosline New Member

    Feb 2, 2009
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    New Hampshire

    Just a hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Liz Cosline, Feb 2, 2009.

    I am brand new. I am an author and speaker and I love to write, love to chat with people, and love to experience life. Hope to make some new friends.
  2. laciemn

    laciemn New Member

    Dec 25, 2007
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    Well, what sort of things do you like to write?

    I like to read sci-fi, selective fantasy, humor, action, nutritional labels and even fanfic. Actually, I totally love fanfiction :p.

    I like to write fantasy, humor, action/adventure, or just generally whatever comes into my mind. Usually my writing starts out in the ****tiest form possible --nonsensical paragraphs about random stuff hacked and edited until it resembles something that can be read and understood.
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Liz, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    A speaker? Are you a member of Toastmasters perchance?

    Posting your own work should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize reviewing as a critical writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
  4. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Nov 21, 2006
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    Coquille, Oregon
    welcome, liz!

    what do you 'auth' and speak about?

    love and hugs, maia
  5. Jack

    Jack New Member

    Dec 20, 2008
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    Hey Liz Cosline! Welcome to the WF!
    Nice to meet you
    - Jack

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